Jawed Naqvi

Winged seeds of the west wind

Winged seeds of the west wind

Let’s see how Rahul Gandhi fits in with the gust and its potential to recast India’s political field. Updated 31 Jan, 2023 09:06am
The fanfare and hullabaloo

The fanfare and hullabaloo

The BBC documentary suggests that the post-Godhra violence was allowed to spread callously. Updated 24 Jan, 2023 09:17am
As opium is to heroin addicts

As opium is to heroin addicts

Thapar’s lecture to a familiar audience was like the warm towel a pugilist gets to freshen up before the next bout in the ring. Published 17 Jan, 2023 08:06am
The urge to be at the high table

The urge to be at the high table

Indira Gandhi would visit Moscow, and the entire politburo in their ZIL-4104 limousines would be at the airport to receive her. Published 10 Jan, 2023 07:26am
Wider aperture to a truer world

Wider aperture to a truer world

Cinema has served the purposes of patriarchy and it has stood up for gender equality and women’s rights. Published 03 Jan, 2023 07:23am
How a patriotic song stalks Modi

How a patriotic song stalks Modi

Modi’s reluctance to discuss the China border in parliament contrasts with Nehru’s preference for an open debate on the 1962 debacle. Updated 20 Dec, 2022 09:26am
Propaganda in films is old hat

Propaganda in films is old hat

The disconcerting fact is that ‘The Kashmir Files’ was extremely successful with audiences in India and the diaspora abroad. Updated 06 Dec, 2022 03:11pm
Hypocrisy’s penalty corner

Hypocrisy’s penalty corner

Reality should never be obscured by other outrages, including the abominable working conditions of Asian workers in Qatar. Updated 22 Nov, 2022 08:27am
Media and their marching tunes

Media and their marching tunes

One can only hope that Rahul Gandhi does not have to pay an Imran Khan-like price or attract the wrong headlines. Updated 08 Nov, 2022 08:18am
After the celebrations are over

After the celebrations are over

Sunak swore on the Gita to be loyal to the sovereign who is sworn to defend the Church of England. Updated 01 Nov, 2022 08:03am
Are Muslims the only victims?

Are Muslims the only victims?

How did they dance their way into the BJP and how do they feel about being there in an era of lynching, public flogging and daily Updated 11 Oct, 2022 07:47am
Un-stirring the sugar in the milk

Un-stirring the sugar in the milk

A feature of Hindutva is that it seeks to destroy alternative explorations of Hindu traditions and their multilayered lore. Published 04 Oct, 2022 07:32am